Fundraising drive for murdered Scottish Muslim shopkeeper hits £100,000

Fundraising drive for murdered Scottish Muslim shopkeeper hits £100,000
A campaign launched in memory of a much-loved Glasgow shopkeeper stabbed to death hours after posting an Easter message of tolerance online has surpassed £100,000 ($143,000) in just six days.

Asad Shah, 40, was a “popular, well respected and much loved” member of the community, according to the GoFundMe page set up by local residents to help Shah’s family cover funeral costs.

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Loyal customers of Shah had initially hoped to raise £1,500 through the online campaign, but the target was surpassed 66 times over as more than 5,000 people donated from all across the world.

The Scottish-Muslim man was stabbed in front of eyewitnesses outside his shop at around 9 p.m. Thursday night. Just four hours earlier, Shah shared an happy Easter message calling for peace and unity on his Facebook page.

Upcoming special event ;- GOOD FRIDAY AND VERY HAPPY EASTER ESPECIALLY TO MY BELOVED CHRISTIAN NATION X !...

Posted by Asad Shah on Thursday, 24 March 2016

A 32-year-old Muslim man has been arrested in connection with the murder.

The accused may have travelled 200 miles from Bradford to carry out the “religiously prejudiced” attack, according to police

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